Press Box


  • December 15, 2017
    NMU Board Approves Capital Projects

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved three capital projects. It authorized $20.5 million for the Don H. Bottum University Center renovation. The two-year project will be completed in phases, with construction scheduled to begin in May.

  • December 15, 2017
    NMU Offers New BAS Degree Primarily Online

    Northern Michigan University’s College of Business will offer a new bachelor’s of applied science in management degree, beginning in fall 2018. The BAS program will be delivered primarily online. It is designed for non-traditional students and returning adult learners who have completed associate of applied science degrees in technical fields. NMU will help them gain added expertise and develop skills to advance to prospective leadership roles in their chosen fields.

  • December 15, 2017
    NMU Receives Grant to Address Sexual Assault

    Northern Michigan University has received more than $19,000 through the State of Michigan Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program. The funding will support “Empowering the Confidant,” an initiative that will train peers to respond appropriately when friends, roommates or fellow students disclose incidents of sexual misconduct.

  • December 15, 2017
    NMU, MTU Partner on Sexual Misconduct Prevention

    NMU is partnering with Michigan Tech on a $12,000 grant-funded project titled "Innovative Sexual Misconduct Prevention Programming Based on Student's Assessed Needs." This is among 13 projects, including one exclusive to NMU (see related story), funded through the State of Michigan Campus Sexual Assault Grants.

  • December 14, 2017
    PR Class Researches Freshman Enrollment Spike

    Data from the survey of first-time freshmen, with 445 respondents, showed that the top three reasons they chose to attend NMU were: desired academic program; cost of tuition; and size of the institution. In the focus group results, distance from hometown—with Marquette’s remoteness viewed as a positive—ranked second, between academic program and cost.

  • December 14, 2017
    Sustainability Hits Close to Home for Mittlefehldt

    Sarah Mittlefehldt is one of Northern’s most prominent sustainability advocates. As an associate professor, she teaches students about environmental stewardship. As co-chair of the NMU Sustainability Advisory Council, she promotes initiatives and guiding principles that will help the university fulfill its core values. Mittlefehldt’s commitment extends to her personal life. She and her husband, John Gillette, set out to build a net-zero home employing renewable technologies and local materials. They did much of the work themselves, with support from a general contractor who is an NMU alumnus.

  • December 14, 2017
    McNabb is NMU Student Commencement Speaker

    Erin McNabb of Grand Rapids will be the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s Dec. 16 commencement. She said her speech will address overcoming fear and mistakes. Cheyenne Kaufman of Houghton, Mich., will be the student soloist at the ceremony. She will lead the singing of the university’s alma mater, “Hail Northern” and the national anthem.

  • December 13, 2017
    Graduating Senior Reflects on NMU, McNair Research

    If someone had told Maggie Hartman of Huntington, Ind., several years ago that she would return to college at age 28 and be doing research as a McNair Scholar, she would not have believed it. Now, she is graduating with a fisheries and wildlife management degree from Northern Michigan University on Saturday and doing something else she never imagined: applying to graduate school. Her experiences at NMU and with the McNair Scholars Program have completely changed her future career goals.

  • December 13, 2017
    Employees Contribute to NMU Food Pantry

    NMU faculty and staff members who attended the campus holiday celebration contributed two large carts full of non-perishable items for the NMU Food Pantry. Simply Superior made the delivery to the pantry in Gries Hall Tuesday morning. Other recent collections to stock the shelves included Giving Tuesday and Public Safety's Food4Fines program.

  • December 12, 2017
    NMU Ensembles Featured in Holiday Broadcast

    A variety of small ensembles from the Northern Michigan University music department will be featured during a holiday radio program to air on WNMU-FM, Public Radio 90. The one-hour show will air at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, and at 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21.